Administration
11 Code Committee
12 Role of Committee
13 Appointment of Conciliator
14 Role of Conciliator
15 Dispute Resolution - Informal
16 Dispute Resolution - Conciliation
17 Conciliation Proceedings
18 Internal Dispute Resolution & Compliance
19 Publicity Procedures
20 Reporting Procedures
21 Retaliatory Conduct Prohibited
22 Referral of Matters to the ACCC
23 Code Review & Evaluation
24 Code Accession & Privacy Consent
Glossary

11

Code Administration Committee

11.1 The Code is to be administered by a Code Administration Committee comprising a representative of each of the major exhibitors to a maximum of three (3) in total with up to an equal number of representatives from each of the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, independent distributors and independent exhibitors.


11.2 The independent exhibitors shall be represented by two (2) members of the Independent Cinema Association of Australia Incorporated and one other non-aligned independent exhibitor representing not less than ten (10) non-aligned independent exhibitors who (in common with other representatives on the Committee) makes the financial contribution to the annual budget of the Code Administration Committee reasonably determined by the Committee, provided that if there is no nominee for that third position from a person who is not a member of the Independent Cinema Association of Australia Incorporated, then until that third position is filled by such a person, it may be filled by a member of the Independent Cinema Association of Australia Incorporated.


11.3 The independent distributors shall be represented by two (2) members of the Australian Independent Distributors Association Incorporated and one other non-aligned independent distributor representing not less than five (5) non-aligned independent distributors who (in common with other representatives on the Committee) makes the financial contribution to the annual budget of the Code Administration Committee reasonably determined by the Committee, provided that if there is no nominee for that third position from a person who is not a member of the Australian Independent Distributors Association Incorporated, then until that third position is filled by such a person, it may be filled by a member of the Australian Independent Distributors Association Incorporated.


11.4 All decisions of the Committee must be made by a decision of at least 75% of the Committee's representatives except for any decision to amend the Code, appoint the independent chairperson of the Code Administration Committee and appoint the independent Conciliator, which must be by unanimous decision of all the Committee's representatives who vote on the issue.


11.5 The Code Administration Committee will, by unanimous decision of all the Committee's representatives who vote on the issue, appoint an independent voting chairperson of the committee.  The term of the appointment of the independent chairperson:

11.5.1   shall not exceed three (3) years; and

11.5.2   will, as far as is possible, be determined so that there is a period of at least one (1) year between the end of the term of appointment of the independent chairperson and the end of the term of appointment of the Conciliator,

provided that, notwithstanding Section 11.5.1, the Code Administration Committee may appoint the same person as the independent chairperson for successive terms.



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